So it looks like I am going to be picking up this mint condition 1990 Sekai Mountaineer later today. I'm looking for a back-up for my circa 1988 GT Timberline that does dual duty as my daily commuter and my bike-camping/short tour bike.
My questions for the combined wisdom of the board are:
- Anyone familiar with this frame? The geometry looks similar to my GT (excepting the lack of the Triple Triangle of course) and that is what I am looking for; comparatively long chainstays, steel frame, eyelets for mounting fenders.
- Any pitfalls I should know about? (Bad metallurgy that year, that kind of thing)
My understanding is that Sekai got bought by Norco circa mid-80's, rumor has it that this is just a rebadged Norco. Anyone know if that is true?